Rangers star finally fit again after injury woes - report
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Rangers defender Gareth McAuley fit to play for Northern Ireland - report

BBC Sport report that Rangers defender Gareth McAuley is ready to return from injury.
The veteran defender has had a very stop-start season since moving to Ibrox.
Muscle injuries have limited his availability, while lack of match sharpness has shown during his infrequent performances.

McAuley has had a frustrating time of it in Glasgow. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

At the start of last month, Steven Gerrard confirmed he had suffered another setback.
This time a ‘hamstring issue’ sustained in a training game.
The problem ruled him out of matches against Hibernian, Aberdeen, and Kilmarnock.

Then, when he failed to make the final squad for Northern Ireland’s win over Estonia on Thursday night, it looked as though the injury could be more serious than first thought. 

Steven Davis ran the show in a 2-0 win in Belfast. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Encouragingly, though, he took part in national team training on Friday.

It suggests he could still play some part for N.I during their Euro 2020 qualifying double-header.
Michael O’Neill’s men entertain Belarus on Sunday as they look to take maximum points from their first two fixtures.
While he has two Premier League centre-backs at his disposal in Craig Cathcart and Jonny Evans, he’s likely to try to fit McAuley in should he be passed fit.
In an international career spanning 14 years, the 39-year-old has 80 caps and nine goals.

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